Superman And Batman Face Darkseid On Blu-Ray And DVD This September
For a while now the DC Animated Universe has been limited to one-off projects such as Green Lantern: First Flight and Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, each featuring a different creative crew and voice cast. Now, for the first time since the ongoing "Dini-verse" wrapped up, one of these projects is carrying over into a direct sequel. Almost a year to the day after Superman/Batman: Public Enemies reunited Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy with their iconic roles, the two are pairing up again for Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, available on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand September 28th.
Like Public Enemies before it, Apocalypse adapts another story arc from the Superman/Batman comic series by Jeph Loeb, Michael Turner, and Peter Steigerwald. Ever-present DC animation stalwart Bruce Timm is yet again producing, and the script is written by Tab Murphy, who was Oscar-nominated for Gorillas in the Mist way back in 1989. If Apocalypse doesn't feature a cameo from Gorilla Grodd, that seems like a missed opportunity to me.
Apocalypse introduces Supergirl to the Batman/Superman continuity after her spaceship crashes into Gotham City Harbor. Supes is elated to have found a fellow Kryptonian (and a cousin, no less), but his excitement is soon undermined when Darkseid brainwashes Supergirl to kill Kal-El once and for all. Conroy and Daly will be joined by a solid voice cast including Andre Braugher as Darkseid, Summer Glau as Supergirl/Kara, and Ed Asner revisiting his Superman: The Animated Series role as Darkseid henchwoman Granny Goodness.
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Two-Disc Special Edition DVD features more than 1 1/2 hours of exciting extra content, including: